How can we support English Subject Leads?
We can support Subject Leads to raise standards in their schools by developing their skills, knowledge and understanding of how to teach English in primary schools.
This includes supporting them on the following key actions:
- Carrying out a comprehensive literacy audit e.g. data, work and planning scrutiny
- Identifying priorities
- Writing a comprehensive action plan
- Meeting CPD requirements (either through facilitation or provision)
- Supporting colleagues
- Monitoring teaching and learning
- Implementing action plans and evaluating impact
- Interrogating data and evidence of progress/attainment
Debs has been supporting us for the last two terms during which time pupil outcomes across the whole school have significantly improved. Working alongside Debs to conduct a thorough audit of English enabled us to quickly identify our strengths and areas for development. She supported us in developing and implementing a strategic and clearly defined action plan. She has also helped us to develop a more effective and creative framework for English which is now successfully supporting the needs of both staff and pupils. As English lead, the support, knowledge and advice I have received has been fantastic. It has reignited my passion for leading this subject and has developed my confidence to do this effectively.
Being new to the role as English subject lead, Jane’s consultancy support has been invaluable this year. She has supported me in carrying out my action plan and transforming the teaching of writing across the school as well as developing my confidence and capacity to lead the subject. Inspiring CPD sessions and 1-1 teacher workshops have had a major impact upon teaching and learning in English and this is clearly evident in our English books and our data in all Key Stages. Jane is now supporting us as we embark on the next stage of our action plan: reading. Having worked with Jane, I feel far more equipped to lead English. Her knowledge, inspirational ideas and resources have been crucial and transformative this year.